I JUST BOUGHT THIS CAR

1981 Chevrolet Corvette

Tiny

Vetteman81

March, 22, 2013 AT 1:12 AM

I just bought this car. Garage kept. Good condition. I have both water and oil temp gauges. Both of these read very low (they come up when its running just enough that I know they are working). My heater doesn't work either. I checked and the antifreeze was low so I added almost 1 gallon of antifreeze. Still same condition. It does not seem to be overheating at all and actually runs well. All the radiator hoses get warm and there seems to be flow. Does it sound like the thermostat is stuck open?

FOUND 309 RELATED QUESTIONS

1 Answer

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

March, 22, 2013 AT 1:29 AM

As far as the coolant temp, it does sound like the thermostat is stuck open and not allowing the engine to warm up.

Please login or register to post a reply.

Upper and Lower Radiator Hose Replacement
Radiator Hose Replacement - Upper - Chevrolet
Radiator Hoses and Thermostat Replacement